Moroccan Railways Chosen High-Speed Railway Constructor

14 July 2010 Wednesday, 07:05

Moroccan Railways has awarded a MAD20bn ($2.3bn) rail contract to a consortium of France-based Egis and Moroccan partner Ingema.

According to Railjournal.com the project involves the design and construction management of an 87km portion of the Kenitra-Tangiers high-speed line. The work is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

The Moroccan Government is expected to finance MAD4.8bn ($541m) of the project. Moroccan Railways is also expected to order a fleet of Alstom Duplex double-deck high-speed trains for the line.

Source : Railjournal.com

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